Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS DNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL-TIME PCR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3543         Geisinger Epic ID: 121986

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
EDTA whole blood, EDTA plasma, serum, CSF
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Sterile screw-cap tube
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL (minimum 0.5 mL) EDTA whole blood, EDTA plasma, serum, CSF
Special notes:
Whole blood: Collect whole blood in sterile tubes containing EDTA. Store refrigerated. Do not freeze whole blood. Plasma: Collect blood in sterile tubes containing EDTA anticoagulant. Separate plasma from cells, aliquot, store and ship refrigerated. Serum: Collect in a red-top tube (no gel) or serum separator tube. Separate serum from cells, aliquot, and store refrigerated. CSF: Collect in a sterile container and store refrigerated.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Whole blood: Room temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 8 days. Frozen: Unacceptable. All other specimens: Room temperature: 48 hours, Refrigerated: 8 days, Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Heparin anticoagulant. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87799
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Quest code 10186
EBVPC
Clinical significance:
Monitoring EBV DNA levels by quantitative PCR in patients at risk of EBV-associated lymphoproliferative disorders may allow timely recognition of virus reactivation and permit installment of antiviral treatment. This is a quantitative molecular test, with a linear range of 200-2,000,000 copies/mL

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily. Report available: 1 day.    
Performed stat? No
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